Galveston Bay Sustainable Oyster Reef Restoration


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
The Nature Conservancy of Texas

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Species Restoration

Targeted Resources

Oysters / Reefs

Project Description

This project will restore 40 acres of degraded oyster reef habitat in the upper portion of Galveston Bay using high vertical relief structures and segmented reef complexes. Recent hurricanes devastated these critical oyster grounds which are vital to the Galveston Bay ecosystem. Additionally, this project will create one of the largest oyster sanctuaries in coastal Texas. The 15 acres restricted to harvest will be used to maximize the export of oyster larvae to the nearby 25 acres of commercial reefs created by this investment. The commercially harvestable acres will be restricted from harvest for the first two years after construction to ensure the establishment of a sustainable stock.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Galveston Bay Foundation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 463
Project Name: Galveston Bay Sustainable Oyster Reef Restoration
SourceUID: 49989
Latitude: 29.65670728
Longitude: -94.86524183
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Chambers
Project Category: Environmental
Project Action: Habitat Restoration and Enhancement
Additional Project Action(s): Species Restoration
Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Oysters / Reefs
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2020
Implementing Organization: The Nature Conservancy of Texas
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Mark Dumesnil
Point of Contact – Phone: mark_dumesnil@tnc.org
Point of Contact – Email: 361-687-2208
Other Partners: Galveston Bay Foundation, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nfwf.org/gulf/Documents/tx-galveston%20oyster-15.pdf
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 40
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 2500000
DWH Funder: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)
DWH Dollar Amount : 2500000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 11
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: C